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“Abbott Elementary” Is a Classic in the Making

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During its recently-wrapped first season, ABC sitcom Abbott Elementary garnered enormous critical acclaim and developed a passionately devoted fanbase. Here, I reflect on what makes the show work so well and why it feels like a classic in the making.

The art of the network television sitcom has evolved dramatically over the last seven decades and their cultural dominance has markedly…

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